Surviving in winter: How these remarkable Michigan animals make it to spring

Technically, winter doesn’t start for another few days … but try telling that to your brain. Reduced daylight, plunging temperatures, growing snowdrifts — it’s the beginning of go-outside-only-when-you-have-to season for some Michigan humans. The state’s wildlife doesn’t have it that… Read more “Surviving in winter: How these remarkable Michigan animals make it to spring”

Snowy owls’ winter arrival is highly anticipated in Michigan

They’re large, fluffy and white, and they’re about to descend on Michigan. No, they’re not snowflakes — they’re snowy owls. Like other migrating birds, snowy owls head to more temperate climes during the winter. But their definition of “temperate” differs… Read more “Snowy owls’ winter arrival is highly anticipated in Michigan”

Michigan deer hunters aim to feed record number of meals this year with venison donations

As Michigan deer hunters head to the woods this fall, they’re on track to donate an all-time record amount of venison and dollars to feed hungry families across the state. Projections show outdoorsmen are on pace in 2019 to donate… Read more “Michigan deer hunters aim to feed record number of meals this year with venison donations”

It takes a village: How Michigan conservation groups work together to benefit wildlife

They come from every corner of Michigan to join forces in conserving the state’s great outdoors. In northern Oakland County, they’re focused on the Highland Recreation Area. Up near Gaylord, their work can be found in the Pigeon River Country… Read more “It takes a village: How Michigan conservation groups work together to benefit wildlife”

On the water with Flygirls of Michigan

FOX17 - Morning Mix Tuesday, October 15, 2019 When someone buys a fishing license to fly fish, they are contributing to the conservation of Michigan's wildlife and natural resources. In fact, the sale of hunting and fishing licenses contributes to… Read more “On the water with Flygirls of Michigan”

Magnificent moose: The comeback story of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula herd

How do you get a half-ton moose from Ontario to Michigan? All it takes is a helicopter, a sturdy sling, a big blindfold, earplugs, an international team of wildlife biologists and veterinarians, a 600-mile overnight truck ride, and a verdant… Read more “Magnificent moose: The comeback story of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula herd”

Wetlands royalty: Meet the wood duck, Michigan’s regal-looking waterfowl

With its swanky pompadour and rainbow-hued plumage, the wood duck looks like it’s part peacock, part Elvis impersonator. But you won’t catch this Michigan native flashing its feathers in a tropical forest or duckwalking down the Vegas strip — it’s… Read more “Wetlands royalty: Meet the wood duck, Michigan’s regal-looking waterfowl”

Conservation efforts aim to raise population of Lake Sturgeon

FOX17 - Morning Mix Wednesday, September 17, 2019 Throughout  Michigan, wildlife conservation efforts are happening every day to protect our wildlife and natural resources for current and future generations. These efforts have led to the restoration of numerous populations of… Read more “Conservation efforts aim to raise population of Lake Sturgeon”

Michigan’s bald eagle population is rebounding after locals’ teamwork

With their steely predator’s gaze, massive wingspans and brilliant white heads, bald eagles are among the more striking members of the animal kingdom. And Michigan is home to a healthy population of them. But these powerful birds of prey are… Read more “Michigan’s bald eagle population is rebounding after locals’ teamwork”
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